The Story Behind The Dark Cherry Mimosa

The perfect way to celebrate your Saturday morning (or Tuesday afternoon) is with a fun twist on a Mimosa. Tart grapefruit juice offsets the cherry syrup in this easy, three-ingredient cocktail that’s built right in the glass.

If you love classic cocktails it’s worth investing in quality Maraschino cherries, like Luxardo.


  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • 2 bar spoons of Maraschino cherry syrup, from the jar
  • 3 to 4 ounces Prosecco, to top
  • Grapefruit rind, for garnish


  1. Combine cherry syrup and grapefruit juice in a Champagne flute.
  2. Top with Prosecco (or dry sparkling wine)
  3. Garnish with grapefruit slice and Maraschino cherry

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Updated: 2019-03-18

The Dark Cherry Mimosa Recipe